The Resource Out of the shadows : the life of Millicent Baxter, Penny Griffith

Out of the shadows : the life of Millicent Baxter, Penny Griffith

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Out of the shadows : the life of Millicent Baxter
Title
Out of the shadows
Title remainder
the life of Millicent Baxter
Statement of responsibility
Penny Griffith
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Millicent Baxter was the pivot and driving force of her husband and sons' lives. In some ways they lived in her shadow. Throughout her 96 years, Millicent was surrounded by fame but untouched by it. Son James K. Baxter was arguably the country's most celebrated poet. Husband Archie was New Zealand's most renowned WW1 conscientious objector, subjected to shocking brutality. Mother was the first woman in the British Empire to earn a degree with honours. Father was a founding professor of the University of Canterbury and Chancellor of the University of New Zealand. Millicent's surviving son Terence also has a story to tell as a man transformed by his experiences of being imprisoned as a 'conchie' in World War 2. A forceful and sometimes daunting character with a crushing wit, lucid intellect and sharp political mind, Millicent declined an MA at the University of Cambridge and became a leading promoter of pacifism in New Zealand at a time when women just did not do such things. A strongly independent young woman, she defied her controlling father and turned her back on a life of privilege and prosperity to live with a poor rabbiter from a remote part of New Zealand's South Island."--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
920.720993
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Out of the shadows : the life of Millicent Baxter, Penny Griffith
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Out of the shadows : the life of Millicent Baxter, Penny Griffith
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
16102290
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
255, 6 pages
Isbn
9780473335106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
  • (NLNZils)1740721
  • (Nz)16102290
  • (OCoLC)929660941

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